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Chandless, NYC, "French Thread" Coin Fish Slice
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2197f   $225.00

Chandless, NYC,
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This 11 5/8" long, weighty at 4.0 T. oz., coin silver fish slice dates c. 1840. It is marked "Chandless" for William Chandless, who is recorded as working on Spring Street in New York City as early as 1838.

The handle is a "French Thread" pattern with an up-turned end, and has an impressive period "CP" monogram on the front. The blade has a raised, scalloped upper edge and a pierced and engraved surface.

The engraving is especially artful, incorporating ivy and acanthus leaf detailing... Click for details

Watts Philadelphia Engraved Coin Silver Berry Spoon
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2190f   $110.00

Watts Philadelphia Engraved Coin Silver Berry Spoon
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Having a double Philadelphia provenance, this coin silver spoon is marked with James Watts' horse head emblem, and "George M. Bechtel" for the well-known retailer, 1850-60, and later in partnership with George Eno.

It is a substantially sized piece at 9" long and weighing just under 1.5 T. oz. Having a scalloped handle with an engraved surface, it reads as both characteristic for the period and for Philadelphia. The interesting and somewhat singularly styled bowl is melon form with central... Click for details

Philo Gilbert Engraved Scene Coin Silver Cake Saw
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2179f   On Hold

Philo Gilbert Engraved Scene Coin Silver Cake Saw
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The pattern (dubbed "Queen of the Sea" by one source) on this 9 1/2" long, substantial weight, 2.4 T. oz., cake saw engenders a lot of discussion among those who follow such matters.

There is a weak consensus that it originated with New York's Philo Gilbert, and indeed his four part pseudo hallmark (lion, leopard, S, bust) appears on this piece, although many other makers placed their names on this pattern, as well, and therein lies the mystery as to definite attribution. "Gorham" and... Click for details

Mid 19th C. Engraved Right Angle Coin Butter Knife
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2172f   On Hold

Mid 19th C. Engraved Right  Angle Coin Butter Knife
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A charming piece, this 6 7/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., master butter knife is marked only "Coin," so the particular maker is unknown. It dates circa 1860, and has a flat handle that is set at a right angle to the scalloped blade.

This construction commonly incorporates a single piece of silver twisted to create the angle. In this instance, the handle and blade were separately made and seamed together, as evidenced by the structure of the join.

The upper surface of the handle and the outward... Click for details

Early Durgin "Spray" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2170f   $100.00

Early Durgin
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Erroneously attributed by Tere Hagen in her reference work on flatware identification to Reed & Barton, this floral pattern is an early line pattern that was produced by William Durgin. Hagen calls it "Spray" but there is no documentation to that effect. The design features a charming bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow.

Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, and only occasionally with the Durgin name or mark. This is stamped "Sterling" and "Pat.... Click for details

15" ladle by Fletcher & Gardiner
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North Hill Antiques  
896   $750.00

15
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This piece was probably made in Philadelphia, c1815-20, after the dynamic duo had left Boston. It has a downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, an oversized drop on the bowl back, and a reverse rib on the back of the handle. Mono is MSA in a feathered script on front of the handle. An oval bowl is 4-14" at its widest point. The ladle is quite hefty -- over 6.5 T oz. Condition is minty.

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Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
665   $750.00

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
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Oval-end fiddle handle, c1834 -- pointed shoulders, reverse tipt, large unusual circular drop on bowl back, ornate feathered script mono AWC on front; 13-1/2" long, 3-1/2" round bowl. Minty condition throughout.

Mid 19th Century Shell Bowl Coin Silver Spoons
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2163f   Sold

Mid 19th Century Shell Bowl Coin Silver Spoons
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Dating from the mid 19th century, these two coin silver spoons have New England origins. One is marked "W.J. Goodsell" with an eagle and star pseudo hallmark for the Hartford, Connecticut jeweler, and the other is stamped "Harwood Brothers" for the Boston firm. Both pieces have "Tipt" ends and shell bowls, but each is distinct in how these are presented.

The Harwood is the longer, at 6 11/16", and slightly heavier at .8 T. oz., compared to the Goodsell which measures 6 7/16" and weighs .6... Click for details

Albert Coles "Medallion" Coin Silver Berry Scoop
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2161f   $285.00

Albert Coles
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Sometimes misidentified as a cracker scoop, this berry spoon or shovel form was a popular American form in the mid 19th century.

This 9" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., twist stem, example was produced by New York's Albert Coles. It was one of several designs in this genre that Coles offered.

It is die struck and portrays a raised classical warrior figure surrounded by detailing that has an architectural quality to it.

In his foundational work "Silver Medallion Flatware," D. Albert... Click for details

Seymour (Syracuse) "Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
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2156f   $42.00

Seymour (Syracuse)
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Stamped with the "star, S, eagle," pseudo hallmark of Joseph Seymour, Syracuse, this is also stamped "M.C. Haight" for the Geneva, New York retailer.

Dating from the mid 19th century, it is a large, 8 9/16" long, nearly 1.5 T. oz., table or serving spoon in very fine condition.

The handle has a broad, tipt, end, high narrow shoulders off the bowl, and beveled edges. It is engraved "H.M. Dorman" in stylishly rendered script lettering. This cross references with the inscription on a L.O.... Click for details

FEDERAL SAUCE LADLE, James Bryne, NY/NJ (1795-1800)
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Hampton Galleries  
7352A   $225.00

FEDERAL SAUCE LADLE, James Bryne, NY/NJ (1795-1800)
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Coin silver sauce ladle by James Byrne, a silversmith who worked in New York City from 1789-1797 and in Elizabethtown, New Jersey thereafter (c. 1795-1800), 7-¼” long, 2-¼” shallow circular bowl, broad drop, downturned oval end handle with bright cut decoration down center and making oval cartouche at end containing feather script monogram “MD”, clearly marked in script “J. Byrne” (pellet raised) in shaped punch.

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
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2123nr   $155.00

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
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Dating from the 1860s, this pie server features two popular design features of the period. One is the applied classical head of the sort that gave this genre, "Medallion," its name. The second feature is the engine turned surface of the blade. This was a widely used decorative technique at the time, one because it was appealing, and likely two, because it showed off a specialized capacity of the manufacturers.

This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2 5/8" at... Click for details

Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2118f   $95.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf motif that has contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts.

This example is a large, 8 3/4" long, 1.8 T. oz., berry spoon. It has a scallop shell bowl that has an essentially intact gold wash finish on the interior and an enlarged repeat of the leaf motif on the backside heel. The handle has a fancy, feathered script "JL" monogram.

It is in outstanding condition. There is minimal polishing... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell Diamond Cut Coin Preserve Spoon
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2090f   Inquire for Price

Farrington & Hunnewell Diamond Cut Coin Preserve Spoon
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Measuring 6 7/8" long and weighing 1.0 T. oz., this coin silver preserve spoon is stamped "F&H" for Boston's Farrington & Hunnewell.

It also carries the retail name of "L.C. Bailey" for Lyman Clapp Bailey of Calais, Maine, which borders Canada and is as about far east as any settled place in the United States.

It is a strikingly fine example of mid 19th century precision bright cut silver that exhibits the same mirror like qualities as diamond facets.

This pieces shows no wear... Click for details

Duhme Coin Silver Twist Handle Master Butter Knife
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2079f   $70.00

Duhme Coin Silver Twist Handle Master Butter Knife
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Dating from the mid 19th century and marked "Duhme," a premier Cincinnati and Midwestern firm, this coin silver master butter knife measures 7 1/4" long and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

It has a twisted shank, with a broad, oval handle end. This is precisely engraved in a leaf and scroll period design and engraved "Craig" in script in the center area. The blade has a scalloped upper edge and is also engraved along the top margin. The backside is plain, save for the mark.

It is in... Click for details

Durgin Bright Cut Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
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2067f   $55.00

Durgin Bright Cut Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
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Dating from very early in the history of the company founded in 1853, this 6 5/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., preserve spoon is stamped "Wm. B. Durgin" and "Pure Coin."

Apparently it was a line pattern given that a variety of pieces still show up, but is unnamed. It has a flat handle with a chiseled looking margin and an extensively bright cut and engraving surface. The backside is plain, save for the marks. The bowl is a shell form with scalloped edges.

It is in exceptionally fine... Click for details

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